totem, bear, fish, bird,woman

totem, bear, fish, bird,woman

Norse shamanism. The name “völva” means simply “woman with a staff”. The staff, in Norse also called “gandur” (refer to the English word “wand”), was a symbol of power and, like in this case, control of the supernatural. The bishop’s crozier, the king’s sceptre and the magician’s magic wand are relics from this special kind of symbolism. The Norse word “gandur” means both wand and magic in modern Faroese and Icelandic.

Norse shamanism. The name “völva” means simply “woman with a staff”. The staff, in Norse also called “gandur” (refer to the English word “wand”), was a symbol of power and, like in this case, control of the supernatural. The bishop’s crozier, the king’s sceptre and the magician’s magic wand are relics from this special kind of symbolism. The Norse word “gandur” means both wand and magic in modern Faroese and Icelandic.

Buryat woman. Aginsk, Serbia | Unfortunately date and photographer details not provided at the source.

Buryat woman. Aginsk, Serbia | Unfortunately date and photographer details not provided at the source.

Female Shaman in Mongolia  This is an interesting photo to me because the act of Shamanism is still alive and well practiced there. I have picked up a book call Riding Wind Horses and began to sink into it when I began to recognize that elements of my own trad training were being discussed in this book. I am fascinated by the way ancient practices have been passed and retained.

Female Shaman in Mongolia This is an interesting photo to me because the act of Shamanism is still alive and well practiced there. I have picked up a book call Riding Wind Horses and began to sink into it when I began to recognize that elements of my own trad training were being discussed in this book. I am fascinated by the way ancient practices have been passed and retained.

Shaman 2, Stepan Kovalevich on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/shaman-2-3d33bd8f-4161-4309-b568-b4cf44fda354

Shaman 2, Stepan Kovalevich on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/shaman-2-3d33bd8f-4161-4309-b568-b4cf44fda354

"Somewhere in a hidden memory Images float before my eyes Of fragrant nights of straw and bonfires And dancing til the next sunrise..." "All Souls Night" - Loreena McKennitt

"Somewhere in a hidden memory Images float before my eyes Of fragrant nights of straw and bonfires And dancing til the next sunrise..." "All Souls Night" - Loreena McKennitt

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